Card Set Information
Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Antigone
"Golden Age of Greece"
Greek tragedy plays reached its peak and this time was called "Golden age of Greece"
the "Great Dionysian"
A festival that took place in Athens, Greece. It lasted five or six days in March.
Sophocoles greek tragedy plays
Polis virtue & Heroic virtue
Polis virtue- applies to someone who gives his/her first loyalty to the state and sacrifices for the benefit of the state.
Heroic virtue-applies to those who "follow their heart" or some higher power that they believe supersedes the law of the polis.
Themes of Greek Tragedy
-humans facing powers which they cannot full understand or control and being destroyed by them
-conflict between apollonian and dionysian, civic virtue conflicts with heroic virtue.